Authors: TheIndianSubcontinent News Agency
Payments made to ExCo members will also be restored to pre-2009 levels. Earlier lawmakers approved a longstanding funding request by the government for 8.9 billion dollars to raise the salary of civil servants. It will be back-paid from last April.
Senior civil servants will get a rise of 5.96 per cent -- and those in the low and middle ranks, 4.71 per cent.
LegCo's Finance Committee approved the request after pan-democrats stopped filibustering.